We’re all about wedding gift lists for you at The Wedding Shop. But what about wedding gifts for your guests?
Wedding favours are small gifts for your guests, traditionally left on the place setting for each person at your reception. They are a little way to thank each person for celebrating your big day with you.
When choosing wedding gifts for your guests, there are many unique ideas to inspire. You could think about practical gift ideas, such as a personalised tote bag or a scented candle. Or wedding gifts to keep your guests more comfortable, like complimentary flip-flops, perfect for when it’s time to swap out the heels for something a little comfier. Your wedding favours could even tie into your wedding theme or location. Gifts like locally sourced honey or alcohol always go down a treat!
To help you get started, we've pulled together our favourite 20 wedding gift ideas for guests.
20 Wedding Favours Your Guests Will Actually Love
1. Mini Champagne Bottles
If you’re after something drinkable, mini bottles of champagne always go down a treat. Perfect for getting guests at the table to mingle and toast together!
Potted succulents are a fantastic sustainable wedding gift idea. They look great and require little maintenance.
3. Luxury Bath & Shower Oil
If your guests have travelled far to attend your wedding and are staying in overnight accommodation, why not leave a wedding favour in their hotel room? If you'd like to treat your guests to something a little indulgent, you can't go wrong with Jo Malone's Luxury Wedding Favours collection. Particularly their Red Roses collection, a romantic blend made from seven of the world's most exquisite roses and paired with citrus notes of lemon.
4. Flip Flops
If it’s looking like there’s going to be a big party at your wedding and you’ve got some serious dancers in your midst, why not have a pair of backup shoes? Your guests will sigh with relief at the sight of complimentary flip-flops, ensuring they can dance away to their hearts content. (Or at least until the DJ has to stop)
5. Handmade Macarons
Coming in all shades of pastel and filled with flavours from pistachio to caramel, macarons are the perfect wedding favour to delight any sweet tooth.
6. Something Local
Your wedding favours could tie in with your wedding location. You could buy from independent businesses, such as a local honey or jam supplier. Or, support a local artist and opt for thank you cards featuring an original print. You'll be supporting independent businesses while giving your guests a truly unique keepsake.
7. Seed Bundles
Why not give your guests something to grow? Synonymous with growth and harmony, seeds make a meaningful wedding favour that will last for many years. For an extra-special touch, why not choose seeds to match your wedding flowers?
8. Sugared Almonds
Sugared almonds are a traditional wedding gift for guests, going back centuries! They have a delicious crunchy almond centre and shiny outer shell. Their sweet and slightly bitter flavour is said to symbolise the ups and downs of life, but that married life is always sweeter together.
We love: Sugar Almonds, Fortnum & Mason
9. Olive Oil Favours
Bottles of olive oil are a wonderful and practical wedding favour. If you're having a destination wedding in a Mediterranean climate, sourcing local olive oil is a lovely keepsake your guests can take home and enjoy around the dinner table.
10. Homemade Limoncello
Limoncello is another wedding favour often seen at destination weddings. But that's not to say you can't have this wedding gift at any location! Bring a little bit of Italy to your special day with this delicious post-wedding treat, and get the party started!
11. Champagne Truffles
Chocolate truffles, but make them boozy. Champagne truffles are the ultimate celebratory chocolate for your guests to indulge in while they wait for their next course to arrive.
We love: Champagne Truffles, Fortnum & Mason
12. Folding Fans
Are you having a summer wedding? Customised folding fans make an excellent keepsake for guests that they can use to keep cool during the day, and for many more occasions in the future!
We love: Etsy Personalised Folding Fans
Candles have long been one of the most popular gifts for wedding guests. Why not choose a candle and scent meaningful to you as a couple? You can even incorporate these gifts into your wedding breakfast table decor.
Repurpose your wedding flowers by asking guests to fill a vase with blooms from your reception displays as they leave. They'll get a lovely keepsake to take home and your wedding flowers will get to flourish somewhere after your special day. It's a win-win for all!
We love: Miniature Vases, LSA International
15. Gourmet Tea
What about a gourmet tea gift? You could even mix and match tea and coffee gifts, ensuring there's something for each and every guest. Think about how you can personalise your tea. You could create your own herbal blend or customise the label.
We love: Tea Wedding Favours, BRUU
16. Coffee Beans
A coffee wedding gift is a practical favour that your guests are bound to appreciate - especially the morning after the night before! Why not choose a coffee bean you love and personalise your packaging with a special message?
17. Customised Tote Bags
A tote bag is another practical wedding favour your guests can use long after your special day. Why not ask a local artist to design a print to feature on each bag - such as this customisable Embroidered Wildflower Tote from Etsy.
Your wedding day will be filled with many special memories. So, why not ask an artist to document this by painting a series of postcards that your guests can later take home?
19. Handcrafted Doughnuts
Because who doesn't love doughnuts!? Especially when they're handcrafted and covered with an array of glazes and toppings, from indulgent dark chocolate to salted caramel or cinnamon sugar. They're also easy to box up and make look extra special.
We love: Wedding Favour Donuts, Crosstown
20. Chocolate Bars
Chocolate is always a hit! You can even personalise the packaging to match your wedding styling. Or, why not opt for chocolate from Artisan chocolate makers Prestat? Prestat's chocolate bar collection is a wedding favour that will (literally) go down a treat! Their chocolates come in beautiful floral packaging and would make a lovely addition to any wedding breakfast table.
Extra Special Wedding Gift Ideas For Your Nearest & Dearest
Gift your nearest and dearest a seasonal bouquet. Or, make it that extra bit special by opting for a subscription from Bloom & Wild. We can't think of many things lovelier than being surprised with fresh blooms through your letterbox each month!
With the whirlwind of planning a wedding and all the excitement of your big day, you might want to spend some quality time with your family and friends. What better way to thank them for all their help than by gifting an experience to share? Maybe an afternoon tea voucher, a spa day, wine tasting or even skydiving!?
We encourage our couples to add meaningful gifts that will last forever, so why not do the same for those special guests? We love La De Da Living's range of silver-plated personalised gifts. Or what about an elegant photograph frame from The White Company? You could even include a picture of you and your bridal squad celebrating together!
Wedding Gifts To Add To Your Gift List
Are you feeling inspired by the gifts we've mentioned in this article? Many of these wedding favours come from brands available at The Wedding Shop. And what's more, these gifts can be enjoyed by guests and couples alike, from gourmet tea experts BRUU to renowned hamper-makers Fortnum & Mason. Here are a few of our favourite picks inspired by wedding gifts for guests that you can add to your wedding gift list.
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